Why Do They Hate Us?
April 23, 2015. A rocket is launched from the terror enclave of Hamastan – known by pinkos and lefty apologists as “Gaza”. The metallic casing glistens in the sun as this deadly projectile runs its course, aimed at children in kindergartens, babies in daycares, and border communities whose only crime was to be born.
It was reported as the first rocket attack of 2015. For almost four months, Israel gifted the Palestinians with peace and calm, and a rocket attack was delivered in return. This is the status quo, the intolerable reality that Gaza’s democratic neighbours must endure – tranquility rewarded with terror.
When the season ripens – and ripen, it will – and it’s time again to pull out the landscaping tools, to mow the lawn, pull the weeds and trim the hedges, remember the rocket on April 23, 2015. When the extremists talk about occupation, remember the rocket on April 23, 2015. When the appeasers talk of negotiations, remember the rocket on April 23, 2015. When the peaceniks mention international law, remember the rocket on April 23, 2015.
Everything was quiet, people were at ease, daily life slowly returning to normal after the horrors of last summer. And then they attacked. Without provocation, without warning. A brutal and vicious maneuver, designed to reiterate the existential threat from above. All I can think is, love was extended, security restored, Israel offered “quiet for quiet”. What more do they want? The terrorists of Gaza, Israelis justifiably wonder, why do they hate us?
10 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, in the first four months of 2015.
659 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces, in the first four months of 2015.
201 Palestinian buildings destroyed, in the first four months of 2015.
12 Israeli military incursions into Gaza, in the first four months of 2015.
86 search and arrest operations per weak (on average) by the Israeli military, in the first four months of 2015.
Quiet for quiet, indeed.
These figures are from the monthly and weekly reports of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OPT). It might be useful to remember them, when the inevitable chorus of “rockets” once again presents itself as a justification for attacking the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
 We’ll discuss the terror tunnels, and Hamas’ elite marine units (disguised as fishermen, of course) next week, as this rounds out the Trio of Terror that threatens Israel from the land, sea and air.